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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/14353/robert-murphys-book-is-here/

Robert Murphy’s book is here!

October 25, 2010 by

Lessons for the Young Economist!


AubreyHerbert October 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

When clicking on it, pic appears side ways.

Joe Peric October 25, 2010 at 10:09 am

I’ll ask first.

Will there be a free pdf or web version?

AubreyHerbert October 25, 2010 at 10:15 am
J.E.C. October 25, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I think alpha versions come before beta versions.

AubreyHerbert October 25, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Haha, touche.

Jeffrey Tucker October 25, 2010 at 10:14 am

Joe, it’s been up for months

AubreyHerbert October 25, 2010 at 10:20 am

Are there many changes from Beta JT? Or just formatting etc.

Joe Peric October 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Right, I meant the latest version! :)

Stephan Kinsella October 25, 2010 at 10:21 am

Suggestion: you should provide on the description page the recommended age range of the student. I’m wondering if it’s appropriate for my 7 year old, for example, or if we need to wait a few years.

Curt Howland October 25, 2010 at 1:12 pm


According to the introduction, it was read by a class of 7th graders (12 year olds) as a test of the material’s content and tone as it was being written.

Jeffrey Tucker October 25, 2010 at 10:23 am

I don’t think a 7-year old would have the request capacity for abstract thinking. Too young.

The beta is down and the real one is posted.

Image fixed.

Don Lloyd October 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm


I just downloaded the ‘real’ pdf and major text display problems remain.

Basically, things like bulleted text and headers and other abnormal text tend to be unintelligble due to overwrittem text lines when viewed on at least some mobil devices.

The simplest demonstration of this is likely to be on page 3 when viewing using the Dropbox App on the iPad. The three lines under ‘In this lesson you will learn’ are all unreadable.

Other problems appear on pages : 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, 19(even the pg # is overwritten), 21, 22, 27, 29(as above), 31, 35(), 37(), 39(), 41(), 42, 45, 47, 49, 50, 52, 53(this page may or not have the text problem, but the top half of the page is blank), 59(), 61, 65, 67(), 68, 71, 73, 74,
75(), 76, 77(), 79(), 81, 82, 85(), 95(), 96, 97(), 98.

This completes an inspection through lesson 6, but the same kind of problems seem to persist throughout the rest of the book.

Thanks, Don

Michael Marsocci October 25, 2010 at 10:41 am

Briggs is really cheesin’ over the new book.

AubreyHerbert October 25, 2010 at 11:00 am


Just Isaac October 25, 2010 at 10:47 am

Any chance on getting this converted to ePub format for eReaders? (PDFs tend to look funny on eReaders)

Don Lloyd October 25, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Just Isaac,

The ePub format is already in the Literature section. I just downloaded it, and it doen’t seem
to have any of the problems of the pdf version that I noted above.

Regards, Don

AubreyHerbert October 25, 2010 at 11:03 am

Who is going to read the audiobook? ;)

Jeff Riggenbach?

My objection would be – his voice is all over the Rothbard material. And I like it like that.

Anyone else who is just as awesome?

Bert October 25, 2010 at 11:49 am

Is it just me or does this book look rather large?

Curt Howland October 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm

“Is it just me or does this book look rather large?”

It’s an optical illusion caused by the guy in the picture being so very thin.

Jeffrey Tucker October 25, 2010 at 11:55 am

It is 8.5.x11

zrated October 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm

look at his awful orange and blue tie. yuck!

Tristan Band October 25, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Woah, it’s big.

Bruce Koerber October 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Will This Generation Be Truly Educated?

And then a generation came along that was exposed to subjectivist methodology instead of empiricism! It changed the ‘landscape’ of the future! It was like a bird being freed from its cage in an ideal climate with plentiful grains and no predators and with many others of like kind to share the joy with!

Bala October 26, 2010 at 2:18 am

I just read through the Contents page and I am very impressed. I was indeed looking for a textbook to teach Economics to 12-13 year old children. I think this fits the bill perfectly. Thanks, Professor Murphy.

Sammi October 26, 2010 at 9:59 am

Has an economics text ever made someone smile so wild or does he have a Playboy hidden inside?

King George October 28, 2010 at 3:36 pm

This book is some really great stuff! There should be a link to the PDF and to the hardcover from the front page… promote!

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